The Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disability (TRAID) Center is AccessCNY’s assistive technology lending library. The TRAID Center’s primary mission is to increase access to assistive technology and durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and augmentative communication devices.
TRAID accomplishes this goal by providing short term equipment loans at no cost; individuals simply borrow items, use them and then return the items to the TRAID Center for others to utilize. Services are available to individuals with disabilities of all ages, their family members, service providers, employers, and others who are interested in disability issues and/or assistive technology.
In addition to short term equipment loans, AccessCNY’s TRAID Center also:
- Does demonstrations to compare different devices
- Facilitates trainings on assistive technologies & durable medical equipment
- Provides information and referrals
- Raises public awareness at events, conferences, etc.
TRAID Center staff know that a short term loan of the right equipment can make a huge difference in someone’s life and even help a person with a disability stay in their home.